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Understanding Eastern Congo's ADF-NALU Rebels

Congolese armed groups withdraw from Goma (AP)

On January 17, the Congolese military began conducting military operations in northeastern Beni territory, in North Kivu province, against one of its oldest and least understood armed rebel groups: the Allied Democratic Forces - National Army for the Liberation of Uganda, or ADF-NALU.  Read More »

Daily Beast Op-ed: Government Ceasefire Is First Step Towards Peace in South Sudan

South Sudanese government forces after recent victory in Bentiu, in Unity State,

The government and the armed opposition have signed a ceasefire, in a hopeful step after weeks of bloody fighting.  Read More »

[PHOTOS] Four Images of Scorched Earth in South Sudan from the Sky

While combatants signed a cessation of hostilities agreement in Addis Ababa yesterday, devastation caused by the conflict, which began in December 2013, continues to be uncovered.   Read More »

7 Things You Need to Know About South Sudan's Agreement to End Hostilities

Displaced persons arrive in Bor, South Sudan (AP)

Today, South Sudan’s government and opposition forces signed a cessation of hostilities agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Following weeks of intense mediated talks, this agreement is just the first step on South Sudan's long road to a durable peace.   Read More »

Not In Our Name: A South Sudanese Perspective on the Crisis

Kuoth Wiel, South Sudanese actor and model

As South Sudanese, we worked hard to persevere through two civil wars. Now, our chance to have freedom and prosperity is threatened by political tension and ethnic division.  Read More »

Op-ed: To prevent an M23 resurgence in Congo, perpetrators must face justice

M23 rebels in eastern Congo.

Early last November, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the world celebrated the surrender of the M23 rebel group, marking a watershed moment in Congo's chronically unstable peace process.  Read More »

Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

 A weekly roundup of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

Update: Viewing The South Sudan Crisis From Space

Mayom destroyed, DigitalGlobe imagery taken on January 10, 2014

Since the clashes between the South Sudanese government and rebel forces broke out in late December, the toll on the civilians caught in the crossfire has escalated more rapidly than many could have predicted.  Read More »

Situation Report: A Satellite Snapshot of South Sudan’s War

Satellite imagery secured on January 10 shows extensive destruction of huts, or

For the past month, South Sudan has been engulfed in an expanding civil war. The United Nations estimates that over 395,000 people have been displaced by violence, 352,000 internally, of which 60,000 have sought shelter at U.N. compounds around the country. The Satellite Sentinel Project has just released a new report, that augments existing reporting on South Sudan's civil war with satellite imagery of Mayom and Bor, captured from 300 miles above the earth.  Read More »

Al Jazeera America Op-ed: To understand the crisis in the CAR, beware of familiar narratives

Protestors carry a sign reading 'Resign Djotodia,' in CAR.

The Central African Republic’s interim president and rebel leader, Michel Djotodia, was forced to resign today at a two-day summit in the Chadian capital, Ndjamena.   Read More »

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